Speaker examines Korean-Japanese relations

first_imgJae Woong Lee, deputy consul general for the Republic of Korea, spoke on Korean-Japanese relations Monday night in a lecture sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.According to Lee, Japan and Korea countries have shared — and continue to share — a long and complicated history. Their geological position and common culture should create favorable conditions for diplomatic relations, Lee said, yet Korean-Japanese relations continue to be strained.Lee said ancient Japanese and Korean art display “striking similarities,” though ancient Japanese art is usually sculpted from wood and Korean sculptors preferred to use a bronze medium.“This is evidence of the close interactions and close relationship between Korea and Japan more than 1,000 years ago,” Lee said. “We like to boast that Korean ancient history moved to Japan and had them give birth to their own Japanese culture.”Though the countries share a related history, Lee said tensions remain in the current Japanese-Korean relations, yet have not kept the countries from working together on prominent issues.“There is a prolonged, unstable relationship from various factors. Even though Korea and Japan have a close history, there are still problems,” he said.These problems stem from the way the Japanese government portrays this shared history, Lee said.Lee said the Korean people are worried the Japanese are promoting a type of revisionist history, through endorsing textbooks that incorrectly portray the invasion of Korean lands, and by authorizing such books, the Japanese government is refusing to depict past wrongs.“This is just one of the main headaches, one of the stumbling blocks over which there is a divide between Japan and Korea,” Lee said.Many Koreans are offended by Japanese politicians’ visits to to Yasukuni Shrine, Lee said.“This is just one of the shrines that Japan has. But this specific shrine, they have the names of the war criminals … ” Lee said. “Politicians of Japan go to this shrine, giving a certain impression to Koreans that they do not truly regret their past wrongs against the people in the region.”Japanese-Korean relations were previously strained by the issue of “comfort women.” The term refers to the practice in countries occupied by Japanese rule, including Korea, in which young women were taken from their homes and taken to “comfort stations,” where they were forced into sexual slavery.Lee said Korea and Japan reached a tentative agreement in December to resolve the dispute over this issue, and this agreement represents a large success for the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.“Japan is finally accepting more responsibility for this issue and they agreed to provide us compensation. The Japanese government clearly said ‘sorry’ to Korea,” Lee said.Lee said Japanese-Korean relations can only continue to prosper if both countries continue to be sensitive to and aware of past events.“They have to acknowledge the correct history,” Lee said. “There is no compromise on that.”Tags: Liu Institutelast_img read more

Best practice checklist for card data breaches

first_imgConfirm you’re utilizing “name matching” if track 1 data was part of the breach continue reading » Many of the large-scale card data breaches in 2015 involved the compromise of magnetic stripe data on both credit and debit cards. The data compromised in most of these card breaches involved either track 1 or track 2 magnetic stripe fraud (POS 90), as determined by the merchant during the transaction authorization. Because the track information can be duplicated, there will likely be a high risk for future fraud exposure if you opt not to block and reissue these cards.For an in-depth look into payment card fraud risks that many credit unions are being hit hard with right now, watch Allied’s webinar “Card Fraud on the Rise: How Financial Institutions Can Help Prevent It.”Card Data Breach Risk Prevention Steps:Evaluate the compromised card number to help determine if the risk is highA high risk involves the full unaltered magnetic stripe data from track 1 and/or track 2 – track 1 carries the cardholder name; track 2 does not 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Monday’s PRO14: Leinster, Ulster maintain 100 per cent start, Cardiff Blues win too | Rugby Union News

first_imgDan Leavy was among the try scorers as Leinster crushed Edinburgh on Monday to seal their sixth bonus-point win in a row
Dan Leavy was among the try scorers as Leinster crushed Edinburgh on Monday to seal their sixth bonus-point win in a row

Disney World now accepting reservations

first_imgDisney World has now made reservations for it’s hotels available online.The theme park originally stopped taking reservations in March during the thick of the Coronavirus pandemic.Despite the company allowing guest to make reservations in July, they have yet to publically announce when the theme park will actually reopen.Disney’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel has, however, written a blog stating that park plans to do a phased reopening in some areas, possibly opening restaurants and retail shops before they open the actual park.It was also said that once the park does reopen, it will only operate at %50 of it’s capacity once reopened.Shanghai Disneyland is the only Disney park that is currently open. It received the greenlight to open on Monday with social distancing practices in place. Guest are expected to have their temperature checked before they enter the park, wear face mask, and practice proper distancing from other groups.The opening could possibly serve as a model for other parks and areas that generally draw large crowds of people.last_img read more

ICC World T20: Virat Kohli dedicates match-winning knock to Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgMan of the match Virat Kohli said that it is the challenge of playing on tough pitches like the one at Eden Gardens on Saturday brings the best out of him.”It was a challenging wicket, that’s what you want as a cricketer – new challenges to play. Last game, I was very disappointed to have got out, that really hurt. Even the 49 against Pakistan in Dhaka was really satisfying, that’s what you need, a tough pitch a good bowling attack and you pulling your team out of trouble,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. (India now a dangerous unit after blowing away Pakistan )He was all praise for Yuvraj Singh, who helped him conjure a 61-run stand.”Yuvraj weathered the storm and then smacked a few. That’s Yuvi style. I think these performances are good for him as well, he’s in good nick.”Kohli admitted that he did not know that wicket would offer so much turn till Ashwin started bowling.”I didn’t look at wicket till Ashwin started bowling. The way the ball spun, I thought it was going to grip. Even cutters bowled by fast bowlers was gripping. So I told our batting coach (Sanjay Bangar) that since the ball was popping up, I would stand inside the crease and open the bat face rather than hit cover drive,” said Kohli.He dedicated his 50 to Sachin Tendulkar, who was there in the stands.”I started playing cricket watching him. So do it in front of 67,000 people with him celebrating, it was a great feeling.”advertisementIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he did expect turn but not so much of turn. (Virat Kohli played an amazing innings: Afridi )”Not like this (expect to turn). In the second half, it got slightly better, and they had only one spinner. Initially, when we saw the pitch we did not think it would turn so much. I think we can do better, there are areas we can improve, once we get into the knockouts you won’t get a second chance.”Dhoni defended his decision of not playing extra spinner to the fact that this kind of turn was not apprehended.”If I knew from the start if it would turn so much, I have no problems playing another spinner.”But Dhoni explained why he wanted a third seamer in Pandya, because of the dew for instance, and because he has a lot of back up spin options.Shahid Afridi also spoke in the same vein about not expecting a pitch like this.”I was not expecting a pitch like this, I think we were a bit short with runs – 30 runs short. We didn’t bowl in the right areas, I did not bowl well. Virat Kohli batted really well.”Great Win Team India. Thank you for the innings and gesture @imVkohli! #IndvsPak (1/2)&; sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 19, 2016Team India returning to the dressing room after the game, waved to me. Felt like I never left the team…#IndvsPak (2/2)&; sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 19, 2016Thank you for the positive energy & wishes. To do it in front of my idol @sachin_rt feels surreal. #Grateful pic.twitter.com/YaOMT4T6oD&; Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 20, 2016last_img read more